Lieutenant David RYTHER

David is my third cousin eight times removed.  We are related through Robert Thomas and Susannah (SELBEE) BLOTT.   David went by RIDER, RYDER and RYTHER throughout his life.[1]  David was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War.   He was on a scouting mission to Fort Bridgman in Vermont and a scouting mission looking for westward expansion.[2]  He served under Israel Williams and Captain Phineas Stephens.  He held offices in the town of Bernardston, Franklin, MA, such as; selectman, Inspection and Safety, and Committee of Correspondence.[3]  His was one of the first families to settle in Bernardston, Franklin, MA, he purchased his lot for £48 ½ buying lot number 37.[4]  David and his family lived in Northfield, Franklin, MA about 1745 to 1747.[5]  David and family moved to Hadley, Hampshire, MA and lived there from 1747 to 1750.[6]  From 1750 till his death he and his family lived in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[7]

Lieutenant David RYTHER was born 15 August 1719 in Sherborn, Middlesex, MA.[8]  He was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (ADAMS) RYDER.  David died 6 June 1804 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[9]  He is interred at Old Cemetery in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[10]  David married Martha SHATTUCK about 1745 in Northfield, Franklin, MA.[11]  Martha was born 2 April 1725 in Northfield, Franklin, MA.[12]  She was the daughter of Daniel and Rebecca (BOLTWOOD) SHATTUCK.  She died 12 November 1802 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[13]  She is interred at Old Cemetery in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[14]

David and Martha had the following children:

  1. Hannah RYTHER born 10 May 1746 in Northfield, Franklin, MA.[15] She died 6 August 1815 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[16]  She is interred at Old Cemetery in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[17]  Hannah married Ichabod WARNER 7 January 1766 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[18]  Ichabod was born 1 March 1838.[19]  He was the son of Ichabod and Mary Goldsmith (MAPES) WARNER.  He died 16 November 1815 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[20]  He is interred at Old Cemetery in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[21]
  2. David RYTHER was born 10 September 1747.[22] He died 20 September 1747.[23]
  3. Peter RYTHER was born 23 November 1749 in Hadley, Hampshire, MA.[24] He drowned 24 May 1771 in Turner Falls, Franklin, MA.[25]
  4. Hophni RYTHER was born 2 April 1751 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[26] He died 13 Jun 1776 in probably Trois-Riviers, Quebec, Canada while serving in the Revolutionary War.[27]  Hophni married Sarah CONNABLE 6 May 1773.[28]  Sarah was born in May 1751 in Sunderland, Windsor, VT.[29]  She was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (English) CONNABLE.  She died in 1804.[30]
  5. Rebecca RYTHER was born 23 May 1753 in Bernardston, Franklin MA.[31] She died 20 April 1837 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[32]  She is interred at Old Cemetery in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[33]  Rebecca married twice; first to Samuel CONNABLE 13 November 1770.[34]  Samuel was born 11 November 1743 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[35]  He was the son of Samuel and Mary (ENGLISH) CONNABLE.  He died 29 April 1794 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[36]  She married second to Judge John BRIDGMAN about 2 February 1799.[37]
  6. Martha RYTHER was born 10 April 1755 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[38] She died 19 March 1831.[39]  She is interred at Beaver Meadow Cemetery in Leyden, Franklin, MA.[40]  Martha married Deacon John HUNT.  John was born 15 March 1752 in Norwich, New London, CT.  He was the son of Thomas and Mary (SMITH) HUNT.  He died 14 July 1819 in MA.[41]  He is interred at Beaver Meadow Cemetery in Leyden, Franklin, MA.[42]
  7. David RYTHER was born 15 March 1758 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[43] He died 11 June 1831.[44]  He is interred at Old Cemetery in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[45]  David married twice; first to Zurviah SMALLEY 3 January 1782 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[46]  Zurviah was born in 1765 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[47]  She was the daughter of William and Hannah (LOOMIS) SMALLEY.  She died 4 March 1813 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[48]  She is interred at Old Cemetery in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[49]  He married second to Abigail WRIGHT 9 June 1814.[50]  She died 4 March 1827.[51]
  8. John RYTHER was born 14 February 1760 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[52] He died 30 September 1767.[53]
  9. Anna RYTHER was born 24 August 1763 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[54] She died 30 October 1765.[55]
  10. Elihu RYTHER was born 9 November 1765 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[56] He died 30 September 1767.[57]
  11. Gideon RYTHER was born 28 November 1768 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[58] He died 13 September 1839 in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[59] He is interred at Center Cemetery in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[60]  Gideon married Sylvia ALEXANDER 10 October 1791.[61]  Sylvia was born 16 November 1764 in Northfield, Franklin, MA.[62]  She was the daughter of Thomas ALEXANDER.  She died 25 May 1850 in Brattleboro, Windham, VT.[63]  She is interred at Center Cemetery in Bernardston, Franklin, MA.[64]

[1] Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 470; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 20 June 2015; Lieut. David Ryther #2.

[2] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 470.  J. H. Temple and George Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts: for 150 years, with an account of the prior occupation of the territory by the Squakheags and with family genealogies (1875; reprint, Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell, n.d.), 531, David Ryther (Rider); database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015.

[3] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 470.

[4] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 470.

[5] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 470.  Bryant B. Brooks, Memoirs of Bryant B. Brooks: Cowboy, Trapper, Lumberman, Stockman, Oilman, Banker and Governor of Wyoming (Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1939), 49; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; Ryther, Lieutenant David.  Lemuel Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck: The progenitor of the families in America that have borne his name; including an introduction, and an appendix containing collateral information (1855; reprint, Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, n.d.), 131, Martha Shattuck #74; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015.

[6] Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[7] Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[8] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 20 June 2015), David Rider; FHL microfilm 164693, 872789.  Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 470.  Brooks, Memoirs of Bryant B. Brooks, 49.

[9] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 470.  Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 June 2015), Lieutenant David Ryther; Bernardston page 55.  Brooks, Memoirs of Bryant B. Brooks, 49.

[10] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), Lieut David Ryther; memorial 58267182.

[11] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 470.  Brooks, Memoirs of Bryant B. Brooks, 49.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[12] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 470.  Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 20 June 2015), Martha Shattuck; FHL microfilm 886783.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015), Martha Shattuck; Northfield page #7-B.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[13] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 470.  Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 20 June 2015), Martha wife of Lt. D. Ryther; Bernardston page 55.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[14] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), Mrs. Martha Shattuck Ryther; memorial 127298231.

[15] Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 513; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 25 June 2015; Ichabod Warner #1.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015), Ichabod Warner; History of Gill Genealogies; Warner.  Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[16] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 513. “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015), Ichabod Warner; History of Gill Genealogies; Warner.

[17] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), Hannah Ryther Warner; memorial 58504822.

[18] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 513.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015), Ichabod Warner; History of Gill Genealogies; Warner.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[19] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 513.

[20] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 513.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Ichabod Warner; History of Gill Genealogies; Warner.

[21] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), Ichabod Warner; memorial 127300339.

[22] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 471; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; David #ii.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[23] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471.

[24] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 21 June 2015), Peter Rider; FHL microfilm 186128.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.  Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 471; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; Peter #iii.  Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.

[25] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471.  Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[26] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 471, 472; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; Hophi #iv, 3.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[27] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.  Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472.

[28] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[29] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472.

[30] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472.

[31] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.  Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 471; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; Rebecca #v.  Edwards J. Connable and John B. Newcomb, Cunnabell, Conable or Connable Family: John Cunnabell, of London, England, and Boston, Massachusetts and His Descendants (Jackson, Mich.: Daily Citizen Book Printing House, 1886), 52, Samuel Cunnabell #14; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015.

[32] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471.  Newcomb, Cunnabell, Conable or Connable Family, 52.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[33] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), Samuel Connable, Jr.; memorial 58272729.

[34] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471.  Newcomb, Cunnabell, Conable or Connable Family, 52.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[35] Newcomb, Cunnabell, Conable or Connable Family, 52.

[36] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471.

[37] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471.  Newcomb, Cunnabell, Conable or Connable Family, 52.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[38] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[39] Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[40] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), Martha Ryder Hunt; memorial 38759978.

[41] Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[42] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), John Hunt; memorial 86401390.

[43] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Lora Altine Woodbury Underhill, Descendants of Edward Small of New England: and the allied families with tracings of English ancestry, revised edition (Boston and New York: Houghton Miffline Company, 1934), 149; images online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; Zerviah Smally #1.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.  Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 471, 472; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; David #vii, 4.

[44] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472.  Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[45] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), David Ryther; memorial 127298186.

[46] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472.  Underhill, Descendants of Edward Small of New England, 149.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.  Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.

[47] Underhill, Descendants of Edward Small of New England, 149.

[48] Underhill, Descendants of Edward Small of New England, 149.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[49] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), Zurviah Ryther; memorial 127299212.

[50] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[51] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[52] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 471; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; John #viii.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[53] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471.

[54] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 471; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; Anna #ix.

[55] Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[56] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Edwin Emery, The History of Sanford Maine: 1661-1900 (Fall River, Mass: tHE cOMPILER, 1901), 471; image online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; Elihu #x.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[57] Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Emery, The History of Sanford Maine, 471.

[58] Lucy Cutler Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts: 1736-1900. With Genealogies (Greenfield, Mass.: Press of E.A. Hall & Co., 1902), 471, 472-3; database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 21 June 2015; Gideon #xi, 5.  Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[59] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472-3.  Sheldon, A History of the Town of Northfield, Massachusetts, 531.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[60] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 20 June 2015), Gideon Ryther; memorial 96794576.

[61] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472-3.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 21 June 2015), Gideon Ryther and Silvia Alexander; FHL microfilm 0893957.

[62] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472-3.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[63] Kellogg, Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts, 471, 472-3.  Shattuck, Memorials of the descendants of William Shattuck, 131.

[64] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 21 June 2015), Sylvia Alexander Ryther; memorial 96794604.

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